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What is a Reverse Tummy Tuck?

A reverse tummy tuck in Tampa, or upper abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that improves the aesthetic of the upper abdominal area. Unlike a traditional tummy tuck that focuses on the lower abdomen, a reverse tummy tuck targets the region between the breasts and the navel. During the procedure, excess, loose skin is removed, allowing for the remaining tissue to be tightened. This creates a smoother, more contoured upper abdomen. This technique is ideal for individuals seeking to address sagging skin in the upper abdominal area, often caused by factors like aging, weight loss, or pregnancy, resulting in improved upper abdominal aesthetics.

What are the benefits of a reverse tummy tuck?

The Reverse Tummy Tuck offers several benefits, including:

Improved Upper Abdominal Contour

Enhances the appearance of the upper abdomen, providing a toned and smoother contour.

Correction of Loose Skin

Addresses excess, sagging skin that may result from aging, weight loss, or pregnancy.

Enhanced Confidence

Boosts self-esteem by achieving a more aesthetically pleasing upper abdominal area.

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Who is a candidate?

Candidates for the Reverse Tummy Tuck typically include individuals who:

  • Desire for improvement in the appearance of the upper abdomen
  • Experience loose or sagging skin in the upper abdominal region
  • Are in good overall health and have realistic expectations

What does the procedure involve?

A reverse tummy tuck procedure involves a series of surgical steps to address sagging skin and improve the appearance of the upper abdominal area. It typically begins with the patient under anesthesia. An incision is made along the breast fold, carefully concealing them to minimize visible scarring. Excess, loose skin is then removed, and the remaining skin is tightened and sutured to create a smoother, more contoured upper abdomen. The entire process is tailored to the patient's specific needs and desired outcomes. While recovery times and surgical techniques may vary, the goal is to provide a rejuvenated and aesthetically pleasing upper abdominal appearance.

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What is the recovery for a reverse tummy tuck?

After a Reverse Tummy Tuck in Tampa, patients may experience manageable swelling and discomfort. Prescription medications can help alleviate these symptoms. To aid in the healing process, it is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks and to wear a compression garment for added support.

Are there any risks?

As with any surgical procedure, a Reverse Tummy Tuck carries potential risks, such as infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related reactions. Nonetheless, our skilled team goes to great lengths to mitigate these risks, prioritizing safety and achieving favorable results.

How much does the procedure cost?

The cost of a Reverse Tummy Tuck in Tampa can vary depending on individual factors and the extent of correction needed. During your consultation, we will provide you with a personalized quote and discuss financing options.

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Why choose Vivify Plastic Surgery?

When you choose Vivify Plastic Surgery for your Reverse Tummy Tuck, you benefit from the expertise of Dr. Dallas Buchanan, MD, FACS, and Dr. Michelle Buchanan, NP, APRN-C. Our practice is dedicated to delivering natural, beautiful results while prioritizing patient safety and comfort. With state-of-the-art techniques and a commitment to excellence, we can help you achieve the upper abdominal contour you desire.

For a comprehensive evaluation and to explore whether the Reverse Tummy Tuck is the right solution for you, contact Vivify Plastic Surgery in Tampa and schedule a consultation with our experienced team. Your journey to a more confident you begins here.

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